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East York Mural Community Consultation

  • September 1, 2016
Help shape a proposed community mural on the East York Community Centre. Attend a community consultation on September 22, and complete our online form by October 7 to share what is important to you about this east end neighbourhood and tell us what you would like to see included in a new community mural.

Volunteer for Art of the Danforth

  • August 16, 2016
Art of the Danforth is a free neighbourhood art event happening August 20-28. There are a variety of volunteer roles that you can assist with, and you are invited to join the Art of the Danforth team.

Call for Volunteers & Materials

  • July 29, 2016
Take part in creating the new Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural at Danforth & Coxwell. We are looking for Volunteers and Materials.

Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural

  • June 29, 2016
This summer, the Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural will be created on the wall that wraps around the Coxwell TTC Station. This community project, designed by lead artist Cristina Delago, and created with the assistance of youth and emerging artist trainees and community volunteers, aims to celebrate the life and spirit of the community.

Luminato: Trove – East End

  • May 30, 2016
Trove: A View of Toronto in 50 of Its Treasures is a 10th anniversary Luminato project that celebrates what makes this city special. The Luminato Festival is June 10-26. See a list of the east end Trove locations.

Wanted: Your Unused Paint!

  • May 30, 2016
Do you have at least 1/2 can, or more, of unused latex or acrylic PAINT you would like to donate? We are looking for donations to help paint Main Square (Main & Danforth) during the Village Square Fair event for 100In1Day Toronto on June 4, 2016.

Linsmore Tavern Mural

  • May 14, 2016
The historic Lismore Tavern, located at 1298 Danforth Avenue, is getting a spring makeover! Its back wall directly faces the Greenwood TTC station, and will soon be painted with a community mural created by artist Jim Bravo. FEEDBACK WANTED by May 20.

EXPO 2025 Canada Community Consultation

  • May 6, 2016
You are invited to attend an EXPO 2025 Canada Community Consultation on Monday, May 16, 6-8pm at Ralph Thornton Centre. Expos happen every five years in varying host cities around the world. Learn more about the Expo 2025 Canada initiative.

What’s Your Story?

  • May 2, 2016
Everyone has a story — what's yours? Enter the OBPO's What's Your Story? Short Prose and Poetry Competition for Emerging Writers by May 9, 2016. Event details coming soon.

Call for Proposals

  • January 14, 2016
This call is for curators, artists, producers, or organizers to propose a set of projects for Art of the Danforth 2016. The deadline for submissions is February 5, 2016.


  • December 4, 2015
Learn about employment opportunities at East End Arts.

Dawes Crossing Events Call

  • December 1, 2015
Now accepting proposals for community events/activities to be held at Dawes Crossing in 2016. Up to $500 per event available in funding. Deadline: February 1, 2016.

Giving Tuesday

  • November 18, 2015
Open your heart on Tuesday, December 1st and consider taking part in an international initiative of generosity and philanthropy called Giving Tuesday.

Graffiti Alley East

  • October 20, 2015
Modelled on the Graffiti Alley West at Rush Lane, this project brought a number of talented local street artists together to beautify the laneway walls running South of Gerrard between Rhodes Avenue and Craven Road in Toronto, in the middle of the Gerrard India Bazaar.

Inspired By…Map

  • October 1, 2015
How does the space we travel through inspire us? These are stories from the east end.

Transitions Mural

  • August 27, 2015
Acclaimed artist Sean Martindale worked with East End Arts to create Transitions, a new mural for the east end community at Coxwell and Danforth.

SHIFT: Zone 9 of the Pan Am Path

  • July 30, 2015
East End Arts and Friends of the Pan Am Path launched SHIFT on July 11, 2015 with an Arts Relay guided bike tour featuring a variety of temporary and permanent art installations and murals created to celebrate arts in the east end of Toronto.

SHIFT Art – Pan Am Path Zone 9

  • June 29, 2015
Shift features a variety of temporary and permanent art installations and murals in Zone 9 of the Pan Am Path Art Relay, created to celebrate arts in the east end of Toronto.

Dawes Crossing Community Events

  • June 14, 2015
Enjoy free, family-friendly, and participatory activities at Dawes Crossing, a public art installation and community meeting place located at the intersection of Dawes Road and Victoria Park Avenue in Toronto.

My One Demand: Community Film Screening

  • June 4, 2015
Part of the Luminato Festival, My One Demand is a live, interactive film about unrequited love, shot on the streets of Toronto. Attend a free Community Film Screening on June 26 at Children's Peace Theatre.

100in1day Toronto East

  • May 26, 2015
100in1day Toronto takes place June 6, 2015 across the city, including tons of free, family-friendly activities in the east end. It is a global festival of civic engagement, inviting people to imagine the possibilities for our city, unite, and participate in small initiatives to spark change.

Call for Submissions: Short Films By YOU

  • March 28, 2015
East End Arts is accepting one-minute original Short Films By YOU to share at our Movie Night celebration of National Canadian Film Day on April 29. Submission deadline is April 22, 2015.

Dawes Crossing: Call for Proposals

  • February 17, 2015
Call for Proposals: Community Activation of DAWES CROSSING. Receive up to $500 to produce a community event at the site of a unique outdoor sculpture at Victoria Park Ave & Dawes Road in Toronto's east end. Deadline: April 20, 2015

Let’s Go to the AGO!

  • January 28, 2015
The AGO Community Access Initiatives aim to remove financial barriers and allow people across Toronto to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) free of charge.

National Canadian Film Day: Poll

  • January 27, 2015
National Canadian Film Day is April 29, 2015. We want to celebrate by watching a great Canadian film with you! Help us decide which of these great films to screen in the east end.

Giving Tuesday

  • November 26, 2014
Open your heart on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 and consider taking part in an international initiative of generosity and philanthropy called Giving Tuesday.

Brush Wars

  • October 2, 2014
Brush Wars is a FREE, family-friendly, informal and fun community event. Create, have fun, win prizes and express your love for Toronto's east end along the way.

Nahom Berhane

  • October 2, 2014

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Nahom Tsehaie Berhane on September 27, 2014. Nahom was an active arts leader in the East End of Toronto who believed deeply in community service. He volunteered for…

Inspired By….

  • September 30, 2014
We are creating a collective story of the east end. If you live, work or play in this area, we welcome your input. Submit your story and be included in our online map.

2014 Mayoral Arts Debate

  • September 24, 2014
The 2014 Mayoral Arts Debate was Monday, September 29 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. It was hosted by ArtsVote and TIFF, and moderated by Damian Abraham. Video of the debate is now available online.

East End Arts Contests

  • September 24, 2014
East End Arts loves to offer creative challenges, fun contests, and innovative ways to generate artistic ideas!

2014 East End Poetry Festival

  • September 11, 2014

East End Arts, Children's Peace Theatre and the City of Toronto proudly present: The 2014 EAST END POETRY FESTIVAL Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 12-4pm Children's Peace Theatre  305 Dawes Road, Toronto The East End Poetry Festival promises to be an afternoon of superb poetry featuring Poet Laureate…

Meet Your Grant Officer

  • September 3, 2014

Toronto Arts Council, Visual & Media Arts grant information session We hope that you will attend this workshop/discussion with Peter Kingstone, Visual & Media Arts Officer at the Toronto Arts Council. He will lead an informal discussion on what is needed for…

2014 East End Poetry Festival

  • July 24, 2014
The 2014 East End Poetry Festival - Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 12-4pm 
at Children's Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes Road, Toronto. Featuring Poet Laureate of Toronto George Elliott Clarke

Picturesque Garden Contest

  • July 8, 2014
Wanted: People to stop, smell, and snap pictures of the east end roses! We’re looking for photographs of beautiful gardens in Toronto Wards 29, 30, 31 & 32 for East End Arts’ Picturesque Garden Contest.
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